Boston Celtics (8-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (10-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.8 points and 3.8 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.3 points and 3.1 assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.5 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 road games. The over is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers just beat the Celtics by eight points a couple days ago and they didn't even play all that well. The Boston Celtics clearly aren't the same team without Jayson Tatum and have looked bad for the most part their last eight quarters. The 76ers are the more healthier team and have played the better basketball these last few weeks. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the home team.